Legacy Modernization

Modernize Oracle EBS with the power of a modern portal

Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) houses some of the most critical data and tasks that drive business, but organizations are now feeling the pain of outdated, hard-to-use legacy systems. Finance teams may be Oracle EBS experts, but what about the average employee trying to approve a purchase order or request time off? They struggle to do even simple tasks. Sapho Modern Portal allows employees to get the information they need from Oracle EBS and other existing legacy systems on any device, intranet, or messenger.

Upgrade the user experience of Oracle EBS R11 or R12 without having to invest in an expensive or time-consuming upgrade

Aggregate important events and views from multiple ERP systems and provide employees with a single, consistent view into their data

Streamline complex workflows and deliver them to employees on any device, intranet, or messenger


Focused integration around active data

Most Oracle EBS integration projects are costly and time consuming. Sapho’s patent-pending ETN (Extract, Transform, Notify) technology extracts only the necessary EBS objects for specific workflows and micro apps. For example, Sapho will query EBS twice a day for new Purchase Orders and Absence Requests. Such a tightly focused integration is very viable to accomplish in a short time.

Micro app templates get you started

Sapho includes micro apps with interesting events and functions so that modernizing EBS doesn’t have to start from scratch. Sapho’s pre-built micro app templates apps include employee trips submission and approval, absence request submission and approval, purchase order submission and approval, and an employee directory. Adding your own custom fields and logic to each of these micro apps is easy with Sapho’s modern tooling.

Consolidated view into multiple ERP systems

Many organizations have multiple ERP systems due to mergers, acquisitions, and independently operating subsidiaries. The challenge is that it is increasingly difficult to extract relevant information from these data silos, especially for global managers. Sapho solves this problem by aggregating interesting data changes and views from each source system and providing employees a single, consistent view into this data. With Sapho, significant shifts in financial reporting buried deep inside each ERP becomes an actionable push notification and approving things like purchase orders across multiple ERPs is done with a single click from one place.

Minimize impact on EBS with caching

Allowing users on the device of their choice to directly access EBS can upset carefully planned system provisioning. Sapho caches all relevant data using an on premises SQL 92 database, which can be secured according to existing policy. Users can then interact with EBS data from modern interfaces without impacting EBS performance.

Write backs and delegated authentication

User actions in Sapho micro apps invoke EBS business logic using the JDBC interface directly to EBS stored procedures. Sapho uses a single master account to connect with EBS so employees only need to use their existing Active Directory or LDAP credentials within Sapho. The user’s Active Directory or LDAP identity is mapped to EBS to ensure that the user has the rights to view data and perform actions. All write backs are recorded in an audit table as well as in the application server or system logs.


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